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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

166                                    FLORA INDICA.                     [Monimiacea.
(ex Blume 4, secundum Hasskarl pluribus) bi-triserialibus conniventibus
subclauso. MASC. Stamina 5-7 ; filamenta brevia ; antherae basifixee.
F(EJM. Ooaria indefinita, pyramidata. Stigmw sessile, obtusum. Drupce
siccse, stipitatae, calyci deraum fisso et reflexo indurate insiclerites. Al-
lumen carnosum.—Ai-bor grocera^ foliis incon&picue repando-dentatis, ih-
florescentia axillari racemosa, floribus minutis aurantiacis.
This genus seems abundantly distinct by the definite stamens, and, according to
Hasskarl, by the scalp of the involucre in several rows. It wants the staminal
glands of Hortonia. 'Our materials do not enable us to add anything to the infor-
mation given regarding it by Blume and Hasskarl. The latter tells us that the
cotyledons are very small and adpresscd. Only one species is known.
1. K. coriacea (Endl. Gen. 314).—Brongniartia coriacea, Bl.
Bijdr. 436.    Sciadicarpus Brongniartii, JZatsL Plant. Jew. Ear. 209.
HAB. Ad Malacca, Griffith!—(v. *.)
DISTRIB. Java, Blume.
Arlor excelsa; rami crassi, teretes, ad nodos subcompressi; ramuli complanati,
puberuli. Folia ampla, coriacea, ovato-oblonga, acuta vel acuminata, 5-10 poll,
longa, 2|-5 poll, lata, petiolo 1-1-pollicari, versus apicem repanda aut subserrata,
supra glaberrima, subtus ad nervum medium puberula- Cymre axillares, petiolos
superautes. Calyy sub^lobosus, vix 4-pollicaris. Filamenta parva, obovata, com-
planata; anthera miuutie. Di-upa l-lo calyci indurato rcflcxo murefine truncato
insidentes, oblonga), J-pollicares, peduuculo -i-pollicari sufl'ultie.
The details given above are chiefly taken from Hasskarl's description as we have
only seen one very imperfect fruiting specimen, bearing a single drupe.
2. HORTONXA, Wight.
Flores hermaphroditi. Petala (cum sepalis) circa 30, multiserialia,
sestivatione irabricata, basi subc6h0crentia, exteriora carnosa rotundata,
interiora sensim longiora et tenuiora, intima ligulata acuta. Sta-
mina 7-10, ad marginem tori explanati uniserialia. Filamenta cylin-
drica, basi glandulis 2 magnis carnosis cucullatis extus stipata. An-
thera extrorsae, adnatae, late ovales, biloculares, longitudinaliter de-
biscentes. Owria indcfinita (15-20), oblongo-subulatn, stigraate ses-
sili dilatato erecto aeuto. Dr?epa dense glomcratns, siccse, ovoide^e,
lateraliter compressor. l*tttamen Ircve, fragile. Seme** pendulum; testa
tenuis j cJtalaza magna, basilaris; rhaphe znarginalis conspicua. Albu-
men oleosum; embryo rainutus, in albumine inclusus, cotyledonibus
ovalibus obtusis divaricafcis, radicula supera.—Fruticcs glnhrl^ foliis
integerrimis, intloresccntia axillari cymosa, floiibus pallid?Jfttofe.
1. H- floribtinda (Wight ox Arn. in Jard. Mag. /ool'. Bot. ii. 545?.
Var. a. aciwiinMa ; foliis oblongo-luxieeolutw acutis vel longe acu-
minatis subtua pallidis.—H. floribunda, FFiyfit, Z?. t. 19y7. H. acumi-
nata, Wight, Ic, t. L998,/^. devl. ^
Var. p. ovaUfolia ; foliis ovalibus obtusiusculis' crassioribus mar-
gine reflexis subtus lueidis.—H. ovalifolia, Wlght> Ic. t. 1*998.^. sin,
HAB. In  Zeylanioe sylvis,  alt. 4-6000 ped., Walker! Gardner!
Thwaitea /—(p. «.)